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Helps control weight with precise levels of fats, fibers, and proteins

Supports healthy digestion with highly digestible proteins and prebiotics

Helps promote healthy skin and keep coats shiny and bright with breed-specific nutrients

Royal Canin knows that what makes your American Shorthair cat magnificent is in the details. These affectionate, easygoing cats come in an array of gorgeous colors and love a good play session as much as they love a good nap. It takes the right diet to support digestive issues, keep them at a healthy weight, and maintain their signature coat’s luster and shine.

That’s why Royal Canin created American Shorthair dry cat food. This tailor-made and exclusive breed-specific diet helps ensure your American Shorthair cat stays their most magnificent self. The right balance of fiber, fats, and proteins helps control weight gain. Highly digestible proteins and prebiotics promote healthy digestion. Essential nutrients like amino acids, vitamins, and omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids give their coat a luxurious shine. And the crescent-shaped cat kibble is specially designed for your American Shorthair’s shortened muzzle to encourage chewing and help support good oral health. Mix in or complement with Royal Canin Intense Beauty wet food for a meal that’s sure to please.

Corn, chicken by-product meal, wheat gluten, corn gluten meal, chicken fat, brewers rice, wheat, natural flavors, rice hulls, pea fiber, dried chicory root, fish oil, vegetable oil, calcium sulfate, grain distillers dried yeast, sodium silico aluminate, potassium chloride, DL-methionine, salt, vitamins [DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), inositol, niacin supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), D-calcium pantothenate, biotin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin supplement, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin A acetate, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement], sodium pyrophosphate, fructooligosaccharides, choline chloride, taurine, L-lysine, trace minerals [zinc oxide, zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, manganous oxide, manganese proteinate, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, copper proteinate], marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), L-carnitine, rosemary extract, preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid.

Calorie Content

This diet contains 3656 kilocalories of metabolizable energy (ME) per kilogram or 333 kilocalories ME per cup on an as fed basis (calculated).

Crude Protein (min) 29.0%
Crude Fat (min) 14.0%
Crude Fat (max) 18.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 6.8%
Moisture (max) 8.0%
Omega-6 fatty acids* (min) 2.28%
Omega-3 fatty acids* (min) 0.49%
L-carnitine* (min) 140 mg/kg.

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.

Cat Weight Low Activity Medium Activity High Activity
6.6 lb (3 kg) 1/4 cup (33 g) 3/8 cup (42 g) 1/2 cup (50 g)
8.8 lb (4 kg) 3/8 cup (41 g) 1/2 cup (51 g) 5/8 cup (62 g)
11 lb (5 kg) 1/2 cup (48 g) 1/2 cup (60 g) 5/8 cup (72 g)
13 lb (6 kg) 1/2 cup (55 g) 5/8 cup (69 g) 3/4 cup (82 g)
15 lb (7 kg) 5/8 cup (61 g) 3/4 cup (76 g) 7/8 cup (92 g)

Royal Canin Feline Breed Nutrition American Shorthair Adult Dry Cat Food

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Customer reviews

30 Oct 2018

Awesome nutrition

Started mixing this in with the Royal Canin Dental Cats love it! They have great coats
30 Oct 2018

Great Product

I have been breeding American Shorthairs since 1980 with many National and Regional Winners. This give my cats all of the nutrition that they need to keep them in top condition for breeding and showing.
Royal Canin response
Wonderful feedback, thank you!
Albert and Zoe
03 Oct 2018

Good food my cats love.

My cats needed something that was good for them and that they liked to eat, this was the best option from all the choices.
03 Oct 2018


My kitties absolutely love this! I have a cat with a sensitive stomach and he can eat this without throwing up!
02 Oct 2018

Perfect for American Shorthairs

As a breeder of American Shorthairs since 1980 I was very happy to find the breed specific Royal Canin dry food. The pellets are just the right size for a breed that are known as hunters (if they had to). Their nutritional needs are met perfectly in this formula. I wish that it came in a larger size bag.
27 Sep 2018

All 6 of mine love it.

Have 6 cats with various preferences for cat food. The AmericanShorthair is the first one they ALL agree on. Petsmart has quit carrying it & was afraid it was going to be discontinued..but can buy it elsewhere. Crisis averted.
15 May 2018

Fur from coarse to smooth and luxurious

Chloe has coarse short hair that is prone to matting. I had to groom her twice daily to prevent matts. Since she looks similar to American shorthair, I thought I'd slowly introduced her to RC American Shorthair (25%) to (75% of RC adult & RC appetite control mix) 3 days ago. Now, her fur is soft, smooth, and untangled. I am totally shocked! So this has produced amazing result in a very brief period of time for my cat. May include photos later.
10 Jul 2017

My ASH Love It

As I started to mix this in with the dry food I usually feed my American Shorthairs picked out the pieces of the new food. I will wean them onto the new formula.